Little Library Bookshelf: Books for Camping

Are you prepping for the Great American Campout? Get the kids excited and ready with these books from our guest librarian Heather Blake of the Vernon Area Public Library.

Librarian Book recomendationsA-camping we will go!

The weather is FINALLY nice and that means it is camping season! So grab your tent, sleeping bag and a great book to read (maybe one of these about camping?) and head on outside to enjoy the great outdoors!

camping books

Books about Camping

Camp Rex by Molly Idle

“Searching for an outing to enjoy with your friends? Consider camping!” suggests this humorous story about a girl and her group of dinosaur friends who try their hand at adventure in the great outdoors.





Zigby Camps Out by Brian Paterson

After the arrival of a very special package from his aunt, Zigby takes his friends camping in the jungle.







Herman’s Vacation by Tom Percival

Best friends Herman and Henry are planning their vacation. So many places to go, so little funds in the piggy bank! They didn’t want to stay home so they decide to try camping – “after all, EVERYBODY loves camping!”

Everything isn’t going so smoothly on this trip for Henry, but luckily he has his best friend Herman along to make everything better.


Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel is scared of everything – EVERYTHING – and decides that the best way to experience the outdoors is through his television. But due to a small technical difficulty, he must venture out into the woods!





Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi, illustrated by David Allender

This classic song has nothing to do with camping. Okay, so, why is it on this list? Because it’s my favorite. Also the images from the book are about being at camp! Enjoy! And don’t forget to sing along.



Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids’ Guide, From the Backyard to the Backwoods by Lynn Brunelle, illustrated by Brian Biggs

A serious how-to guide chock full of camping skills and need-to- knows for you and your kiddos to be able to enjoy everything camping has to offer in a safe and fun way.




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